World pea-shooting championships in Cambridgeshire

  • 15 July 2013
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Like any other sport, it takes practise, determination and discipline - but you also need a lot of peas!

This year's world pea-shooting championships took place in Witcham in Cambridgeshire.

Traditionally pea-shooting was a school playground game, but competitors battling it out for the world title take it very seriously - some even use high-tech methods to up their game.

Image caption A pea shooter with laser guided sights helps with accuracy

Laser shooter

Some competitors are now using laser guides instead of a standard shooter.

"I think the laser guided guys have the edge on us because they know where it's going to go with the laser, while we've just got to judge it," said pea shooting judge Percy Walker.

Image caption Rob Bresler was the defending champion and won again


In this year's competition Helen Phillips won the women's title for the first time.

In the main event, the open draw, defending world champion and local father of two Rob Bresler took the trophy.